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    Head Stuck in a Book

    Angela Bourke
    Images of women reading offer an edge: it might be rooted in a child’s anxiety about a mother whose attention is elsewhere, but often it’s an eroticised, voyeuristic feeling that we have caught the subject unawares. Writing culture assumes “the reader” to be male.
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    HEADS STUCK IN A BOOK

    Angela Bourke
    A woman reading is in a world of her own, not in the world of others managing or nurturing, where some think she belongs.
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